• Monday, August 19th

First proclaimed on August 19, 1939, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, National Aviation Day is a celebration of Orville Wright’s birth date, and is a fun-filled event at the Wright Brothers National Memorial that visitors of all ages will enjoy.

The opening ceremony begins at 9:45 a.m. at the large tent just south of the visitors' center, and entrance to the park is free during this unique celebration. During the day the park will host a wide array of activities that include special guest speakers, pilots, aircraft displays, and flight-related activities. Partnering with a wide array of organizations including the First Flight Society, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Langley Research Center, United States Navy, United States Coast Guard, and many more, this event is a great way to learn all about the history of flight, as well as the modern institutions that keep this initial dream of flying alive and well. A detailed description of events and times is available online, and the public is welcome to attend, one, a handful, or all of the events that are in store. Educational and engaging throughout, this event is a great way for visitors of all ages to learn about the incredible First Flight on the Outer Banks.